[Fsfe-ie] EUCD, status, todo
malcohol at eircom.net
Thu Nov 27 14:55:40 CET 2003
> I'm not sure about Irish law, but British law never gave you the
> right to copy for backup, sell a book or video or even buy a second
> hand one. The law obviously is widely ignored. The British in
> particular have a long-standing tradition of ignoring laws.
> Nevertheless, the pro-EUCD lobby found it very easy to shoot down our
> arguments by pointing out that none of us had these rights we all
> thought we had to begin with.
The Irish Copyright Act 2000 guarantees people at least some of these
rights. I'll look into it in detail.
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